I'm suffering with rising damp in my garage walls, and I'm not sure of the
best way to deal with it - if I need to do anything about it at all. There
are also damp patches on the concrete floor.
I was thinking of painting a waterproof sealant on the floor and then
putting some self levelling compound down (the floor is also a little uneven
and I'd like to sort this out too), and I was going to look into the cost of
a chemical DPC in the walls (there are 3 walls that are getting damp).
Anyone know a reasonable amount to pay for this?
Although it isn't causing me a problem, I'm about to build a practice booth
in the garage to play my drums in, so I'd like to start with a dry garage
before I get stuck in.
Any tips as to how I can remedy this as cheaply as possible would be
On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 19:18:25 +0000 (UTC), "James Varty"
Although you've provided certain information, it's not enough!
What location is the garage? Terrainian. ...sub-terrainian, the
bottom of a incline....in a floodplain?
What are the walls made of..concrete..brick..timber?
Sorry.. the walls are single brick on 2 sides (left, right) and mainly
breeze block on the other 2 (front. back). There is no door - I had it
bricked up. The garage is at the bottom of my garden (road to left and
front, neighbours garden to right). Ground level comes about 2 ft above the
wall on my patio garden side (back)..
The damp is largely where bottom of the wall meets the floor, and up to 2 ft
above floor level in patches on 2 walls (right and back). The third wall
(front) has damp about 5 ft high - this is the wall built recently to brick
up the garage door - Some brick but breeze blocks used to fill up door
opening. The fourth wall (left) is fine. There is also patches of damp on
the concrete floor, which is cracked / uneven in places. The ground
surrounding the garage is quite normal - footpath running against 2 walls,
neighbours garden on 1 (just grass / paving) and my garden (patio) on the
other. Ground is pretty flat.
On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 08:34:04 +0000 (UTC), "James Varty"
Remove anything that you may have stacked up against the sides of the
garage like wood, earth or paving slabs. Check to see that there is
sufficient drainage around the outside of the garage. Check the walls
for damaged pointing. Check that the guttering drains correctly away
from the garage.
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